Modelling Plus Size Swim Suits and Lingerie
Today, the plus size modelling industry is expanding rapidly, and if you are curvy and aspire to become a model, then consider modelling in the swim suit and lingerie niche. It is certainly a lucrative branch to pursue in the modeling industry.
Let’s say you've always aspired to be a model but then you've grown a bit fat, don't worry too much about it because there are a good number of modelling agencies searching for curvaceous women to showcase plus size swim suits and lingerie.
But being plus sized is not enough to get you into this arm of the fashion industry; there are certain requirements that must be met to make a success career in the world of plus size modelling.
First of all, it is very important to have a passion for modelling. Secondly, if you are full-bodied you must have the right attitude which means you mustn't have any hang ups neither must you be self-consciousness. You must be proud of your size and possess a high self-esteem asides being confident and bold enough to appreciateyour curvy silhouette.
5 Things You Need to Know about Modelling Lingerie and Swimsuits
The modelling niche that specializes in plus-size swim suits and undergarments require that:
1. You must be well-toned
Many large sized women, contrary to popular belief, are fit and well-toned even though many people find it hard to equate being curvy with firm and toned bodies. But if this is your area of interest or maybe you've never given it a thought, you will have to expose a large portion of your body (swimwear and lingerie are quite revealing) thus having a well-toned body is essential.
You must also be well rounded, curvaceous and firm, and most importantly you must look hale and hearty.
2. You have smooth and clear skin
As a plus size model, asides lingerie and swimwear, you may have to model intimate apparel like sheer baby dolls, revealing nightwear and other intimates . . . pyjamas, garters, and the like. Because of this, you must ensure that your body is free of unwanted/unruly growing hair, unsightly pumps, rashes and dark unsightly patches around the arms, elbows, knees, thighs and bottoms.
Your skin must be flawless, it must glow, and must show evidence of being well moisturised. Additionally, your hair and nails (yes! nails) must look well maintained, well-manicured, and healthy.
3. You must be tall
There is certainly a minimum height you should be. The taller an aspiring plus size model is, the better the chances of her cinching great plus size modelling jobs. And if you are statuesque, there is a likelihood of you being more successful than those of average height.
Take note that the minimum height required for a plus size model is 5’9", so if you fit within this requirement, you are 'good to go'.
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4. Your minimum size must be 14
Being around sizes 14 to 16 gives plus size swim suits and lingerie models a great advantage but being large isn’t enough. Being curvy must be a prerequisite . . . meaning your curves must be clearly evident and must be situated ONLY in the right places.
This is because many are plump or even fat, but don't really have obvious curves. If you are plus sized and do aspire to become a swim wear model (for instance) but don’t have evident curves, you must work on your figure; not necessarily to lose weight, but to lose unsightly fatty lumps.
However, it is certain that your passion will give you enough drive to lose any lumpy fat around the important areas.
5. You must have a great attitude
Finally, having the right attitude is very important for any woman aspiring to model plus size apparel. A positive outlook coupled with assertiveness will go a long way to having continuous success in this branch of plus size modelling.
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